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Six-belted Clearwing
Bembecia ichneumoniformis

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 382 / 52.014

Locally distributed but sometimes common where it occurs.

Fairly common on limestone grassland and road verges. Is being found more frequently on brown-field sites where Bird's-foot Trefoil is a common plant.

Larvae live in the stems of the foodplant.

Comes readily to the API pheromone lure, sometimes in large numbers.

Recorded in 31 (22%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-12mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Common Bird's-foot-trefoil and Kidney Vetch
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
16/07/20202VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
12/07/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
30/06/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO66
25/06/20202VC37 - WorcestershireSO75

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